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Lengthy Google Maps URL shrinks to goo.gl/maps Short URL [in Labs]

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A Simple Feature introduced by Google Labs in Google Maps could save a lot of work of ours.

How Hectic was it to Pass the URL of a Map location “Bengauluru, India” to your friend before? We measured the URL length for the Bengaluru position in Maps.. It is around 222 Characters and almost impossible to share to a friend (Unless you Pass the URL in Gtalk which adds href)

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Bangalore&sll=12.971606,
77.594376&sspn=0.68518,
0.883026&g=bangalore&ie=UTF8 &hq=&hnear=Bengaluru,+Karnataka, +India&ll=12.968845,77.59871&spn=0.021412,0.027595&z=15

The Second Method was to Shrink the lengthy URL using URL shortner services like bit.ly etc..

What if Google itself shortens the URL and Keeps it simple to you shrinking the long string of 222 Characters.. Google Labs has introduced a new Feature which does Shrinking… To Enable Click on “Labs” icon at Top of Google Maps Page..


From Now on, all your Lengthy Map URLs will be shrinked to http://goo.gl/maps/something … The Above Bengaluru,India location is now shrinked to http://goo.gl/UFUa

Did You Find This Feature Useful? Certainly Should Save some efforts to Shrink it Explicitly..

First Spotted by Mashable

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Goo.gl ??? Google URL Shortener.

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googleMany of us are familiar with bit ly, tinyurl and all the other popular well know URL shortener’s. The main use of this URL shortener’s are to shorten long urls to something little.

Today Google released a new version of Google Toolbar, and FeedBurner. In both the Google Toolbar, and FeedBurner Google released a new feature ” Goo.gl “. Goo.gl is a URL shortener available free to use, but is only usable to people using Google’s Toolbar, and FeedBurner.

The new Google service main goals is

  1. “ensuring that the service has very good uptime”
  2. “protecting users from malware and phishing pages”
  3. “fast resolution of short URLs”

Basically the based on Stability,Security, and Speed. Sadly as i said early the goo.gl service is limited to people using the Google Toolbar, or using FeedBurner. Google wish is to provide this service to everyone.

The main question here is Google going to overtake bit.ly and tinyurl? Will Google find success in this industry?
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